As you mature into adulthood, your boundaries change. You no longer are required to adhere to your parents direction, guidance or input. Many of the women I work with still place the needs and feelings of their caregivers above their own. Because of this, much pain and confusion ensues.
You may need to set a boundary with your parent if:
- You feel you have to care for them emotionally
- They try to compete with or “one up” you
- They play the victim card
- They manipulate your children (their grandchildren)
- They muddle in your business
- They guilt trip you for time apart
- They ghost you in the face of conflict
If you are tired of being treated like a child but you aren’t sure how to get out of this pattern, boundaries are a great place to start. You can and should step into your fullest potential, even if it doesn’t meet the expectations of those you love most.